2m. 50yds. 6 Declared.
Tote (Mares) H'dle of €14,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €8,400.00 2nd - €2,800.00 3rd - €1,400.00 4th - €700.00 5th - €420.00 6th - €280.00
FormscanBy Gary Carson - DEEPLY SUPERFICIAL gets the vote in a tricky looking little heat. The Flemensfirth mare was a decent third in Grade 2 company over in Sandown last month in a race won by subsequent Cheltenham winner You Wear It Well. The former point-to-point winner may be ideally suited by further but did win over two miles in Galway and these testing conditions will bring stamina into play. Copper Nation has the same official mark of 123 but disappointed on her last outing at Leopardstown over Christmas. She won her maiden hurdle with ease in heavy ground and could be a danger if back to her best. Della Casa Lunga has been progressive and was good when winning at Leopardstown last time. Heavier ground would be a slight concern now though.
A hurdle for five years old and upwards mares only that have not won more than one hurdle raceWeights - 11st 1lbsPenalties - Penalty - Winner of a hurdle race 6lb extra